Welcome to the 27th episode of Inc.'s weekly Founders Project with Alexa von Tobel podcast. This podcast brings you the stories of the entrepreneurs building the future. Listen to the tales of guts, inspiration, and drive behind the people and companies at the forefront of technology. Each weekly conversation digs into each founder's professional playbook--and starts to uncover what makes them tick as people.

And for the 27th episode:

How to Foster Collaboration, with Dr. Joe DeSimone of Carbon

What if 3D printing were 100x faster? That's the big question Dr. Joe DeSimone posed in his 2015 TED talk, which he gave at the very same moment he went live with his company's website. Since then, his company, Carbon, has quickly grown to become the most valuable 3D tech company in the world with a valuation north of $2 billion. Joe shares how his 20+ years as a professor at UNC led him to entrepreneurship, what it feels like to have a team counting on you, and how Carbon has achieved an 89 percent NPS score with the first-ever manufacturing product available via subscription.

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